5.22.2009

Cool Dragon

Green Darner, Anax junius
You have to watch your step around here on these cool mornings lest you step on a dragon.
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9 comments:

denapple said...

Too Cool! He looks like a cyclops with one eye. And the detail in the wings is marvelous.

Rurality said...

Wow, nice one. I don't think I've ever seen one of those before.

Wayne said...

Very nice find. I have not seen a green darner around here.

All our dragonflies tend toward earth colors (other than eastern pondhawks). That is a very cool dragon indeed.

No Guy in the Sky said...

Great Picture!

Sally said...

Fabulous picture, colors and detail! Wow...

swamp4me said...

denapple,
Don't you just love a nicely cooled down insect? So much more cooperative than a warmed up one ;)

rurality,
Green darners are pretty common around here. I like a dragon with some heft to it!

wayne,
Some of the other darners are pretty colorful, too. If only the blasted things would sit still long enough for me to get a decent look!!

No Guy,
Thank you very much!

Sally,
Thanks, I'm glad you like the photo.

Floridacracker said...

He really is beautiful.

swamp4me said...

Thanks, FC. I really like this one myself.

SquirrleyMojo said...

Her wings look like a map of sorts--holding some great secret . . .

She could be the protagonist . . .